An Introduction to Careers in Environmental Law and Policy (ELI Summer School, 2019)

June 4, 2019 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Washington, DC (and via webinar)

Each summer, ELI convenes a complimentary seminar series that offers an introduction to the legal and policy foundations of environmental protection in the United States.

ELI's Summer School is a series of brown-bag lunch seminars taught by experts in their fields, introducing the audience to the major environmental statutes (including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)), land use law, and environmental justice. Faculty will also incorporate major regulatory and judicial updates to the laws.

Who will benefit: All are welcome. Students and emerging professionals will have unique opportunities to learn, hear updates, ask questions, and network. The series is intended for:

  • undergraduates,
  • law students and graduate students, and
  • working professionals new to or looking for a refresher course in environmental law (such as interns, summer clerks, and associates, or second-career professionals).

An Introduction to Careers in Environmental Law and Policy

Our Summer School Series began with a session to introduce participants to the many exciting career options in various sectors of environmental law and policy. This session offered the opportunity for budding environmental professionals to ask questions and interact with leading experts in the environmental law and policy fields. Faculty discussed their career journeys and represent a diverse range of backgrounds including:

  • private practice,
  • policy,
  • corporate,
  • government,
  • and non-profit.

Caitlin F. McCarthy
, Director, Associates Program, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Kendra Brown, Chief of Staff, Congressman G. K. Butterfield, U.S. House of Representatives
Toby Chun, Partner, Environmental Transactional Practice Group, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Rachel Ramos, Attorney-Advisor, Office of General Counsel, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Kathleen Robertson, Sr. Manager, Environmental Policy & Wholesale Market Development, Exelon
Shannon Scruggs Campagna, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates

**See the entire Summer School 2019 schedule HERE.**